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             13. September 1992. Dutch businessman Martijn Bakker buys Drummer
             and, beginning with Drummer 159, mistakenly Europeanizes Drummer
             whose secret of success is that it is a quintessentially American magazine
             of gay and leather popular culture; Bakker re-titles Drummer as Interna-
             tional Drummer


             14. 1996. Internet arrives and causes slow death of 20 -century gay maga-
                                                      th
             zines; Drummer 214 is the final issue (April 1999); Bakker officially closes
             the Drummer business on September 30, 1999


                     EYEWITNESS: DRUMMER TIMELINE & SCORE CARD
                         3 OWNER/PUBLISHERS + 1 CONTRIBUTOR

                1. John Henry Embry, Publisher: 11 years, 1975-1986, issues
                1-98
                “Much of the 116 issues that followed the first 100 didn’t have all
                that much to recommend it [sic].”  — John Embry

                2. Anthony DeBlase and Andrew Charles, AIDS-era Publishers: 6
                years, 1986-1992, issues 99-158
                “We were fools to buy Drummer.”  — Andrew Charles

                3. Martijn Bakker, Publisher: 6 years, 1992-1999, issues 159-
                214
                “The Dutchman was the sole killer of Drummer and all it stood
                for.”  — Mister Marcus

                4. Jack Fritscher, Contributor: 17 years, 1977-1995; founding San
                Francisco editor in chief, March 1977-December 31, 1979;
                Drummer’s most frequent contributor in 65 issues, often with sev-
                eral contributions to each issue; only editor to shoot Drummer covers
                “Drummer was a home, and a home run.”  — Jack Fritscher

                    “Jack Fritscher is . . . the man who invented the South of
                    Market prose style as well as its magazines which have
                    never been the same without him.”
                         — John F. Karr, Bay Area Reporter, June 27, 1985


             3 SAN FRANCISCO VERSIONS OF DRUMMER
             SORTED BY 3 OFFICE ADDRESSES





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